Book Review: Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore by K. Kibbee

17 Jun

 

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles

By K. Kibbee

Genre: Early Chapter Book {ages 6-10}

Amazon

 

Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, it’s clear that his struggles have only just begun. 

Labeled “unadoptable,” by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until a kind-eyed stranger with a pocket full of handcrafted jerky and a quirky smile, rescues him with the intent of making Theodore the newest addition to his curious Bookstore. Though overwhelmed at first, Theodore soon finds both his new friend and the odd bookstore are welcoming hosts, despite the Corgi’s run of clumsy mishaps. And while Theodore’s formerly dull and lonely life fades to memory, a new, adventurous one blooms before him—for hidden amongst the dusty stacks of books and things at the Enchanted Bookstore, waits a peculiar little man with a set of the most magical, Spectacular Spectacles imaginable.

 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore is about a dog, Theodore, whose owner gives him to the pound because he keeps running into things and making messes. He’s severely depressed that his beloved owner has abandoned him. He’s lucky when one of the boys who works at the pound realizes that Theodore is going to die because he won’t eat so he asks a bookstore owner to see him and maybe take him for the bookstore.

Theodore’s new owner Sam is patient and caring and even though Theodore runs into things sometimes, he caring and understanding. When Sam realizes that Theodore needs glasses he orders him some but somehow Theodore receives magical spectacles and what happens is a big surprise.

This is a cute story for young readers and teaches how important owners are to their dogs and how important it is to be patient with dogs. I was a little disappointed at the end. It could have been the perfect beginning to a story. 

 

 

About the Author

(Kristine) Kibbee is a Pacific Northwest writer with a fascination for all things literary. Kristine’s passion for creative writing began in her early youth and led her to the doors of Washington State University, where she earned a degree in Humanities, with a focus in Professional Writing. Kristine followed her scholarly pursuit of writing with published works in The Vancougar, The Salal Review Literary Review, Just Frenchies magazine, and S/Tick Literary Review. She is presently a regular columnist for Terrier Group magazine.

Kristine’s novella, “The Mischievous Misadventures of Dewey the Daring,” was her first and only self-published release, and is still currently available on Amazon.com. Her middle-grade fantasy novel, “Whole in the Clouds,” was released in November 2014 and is being re-released by Incorgnito Publishing Press, with additional material, in October of 2016. The first installment in her YA fantasy series, “Forest of the Fae-Devlin’s Door,” was released in early 2016 with Incorgnito.

Kristine anticipates following the release of book two in the “Forests of the Fae” series (“The Raven Queen”) with a third and final installment, which will tentatively come to print in early 2018.

 

Kristine regularly engages on a variety of social media platforms and can be followed:

On Twitter @K_Kibbee

On Facebook: facebook.com/KKibbeewrites

 

Publisher’s Info:

https://www.facebook.com/incorgnito/
@incorgnitobooks

Incorgnitobooks.com

On Amazon: http://amzn.to/2oVfUfz

 

 

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